Controversial housing plan moves forward in Centerville

Housing plans cause controversy in Centerville. (WDTN Photo)
Housing plans cause controversy in Centerville. (WDTN Photo)

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – Development of a controversial plot of land in Centerville will move forward.

Centerville City Council 2014. (WDTN Photo/Brooke Moore)
Centerville City Council 2014. (WDTN Photo/Brooke Moore)

What the development will look like is still up in the air.

The area is between North Main Street and Clyo Road and Alex Bell Road and Franklin Street.

In a 5-2 vote Monday night, city council members voted on a motion not to deny Ryan Homes the application, but they are still discussing the specific changes they could make to the preliminary plan.

Originally, Ryan Homes wanted to build 85 houses ranging from $230,000 to $300,000.

Centerville residents say the new homes will increase traffic and they worry what the houses will look like.

“I’m okay with them not denying the application, as long as they put enough conditions on to make the development fair and equitable to both the communities that this neighborhood is going to be wedged in between,” said Jennifer Sargent, Centerville resident.

This is still the preliminary plan and only the second step in a four step process.

Once a final plan is proposed, council members will vote on that. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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